[Tagging] Subtag for place=locality?
61sundowner at gmail.com
Mon Apr 15 07:23:25 UTC 2019
From the original start of place=locality
/All current place tags are for either populated areas, or for larger
areas of County sized or bigger. The place=locality tag is useful for
places that have a specific name, but do not necessarily have any
geographic feature or population centre that could be used to attach a
name tag to. /
That to me suggest that places that locality can be a place that had
population, or places that did not have a population.
But, I agree, that places that had a population would be better tagged
I think that can go on the wiki for locality... under 'when not to use'
with the others there.
On 15/04/19 17:03, Martin Koppenhoefer wrote:
> sent from a phone
> On 15. Apr 2019, at 03:55, Joseph Eisenberg
> <joseph.eisenberg at gmail.com <mailto:joseph.eisenberg at gmail.com>> wrote:
>> The most important value would be one for a locality that is a former
>> populated place but no longer has a population.
> I’ve always understood the population part of the locality tag
> definition as a way of saying the place name does not relate to a
> settlement or dwelling (but it doesn’t necessarily mean nobody is
> living around there, it means this name is not for an inhabited
> place). A generic tag for a place name/ toponym, to be used where no
> specific tag has yet been developed.
> (e.g. we have specific tags for toponyms that refer to mountain peaks,
> wetlands, lakes, islands, deserts, caves, settlements, etc. so we
> don’t use locality for them)
> I’m not sure I’d support locality subtags, for lots of things a main
> tag might be more fitting with the established tagging system, but it
> depends on the actually proposed values.
> For ghost towns (settlements) I’ve found a lot tagged as
> which seems inline with the rest of our tagging and is by far more
> frequent than any “ghost” variations.
> Cheers, Martin
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